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India: 1. Please provide link to map or basic information about the area of Ludhiana, Punjab. 2. Please provide information about the treatment by community or family for if a Sikh woman who separates or divorces in the Ludhiana, Punjab area. Is the treatment different in poorer rural areas as opposed to urban areas? Is the treatment different if the woman suffered domestic violence? 3. If a Sikh woman refused to accept an arranged marriage, how would she be treated by her family? 4. Are there other Hindi or Punjabi speaking areas in India that a female might safely live or relocate to? 5. Deleted.

6 December 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

India: 1. What is the definition of domestic violence in Indian law? 2. Can men, by definition, be subjected to domestic violence, and therefore claim protection though the legal system from domestic violence? 3. What does country information indicate about the prevalence of domestic violence against men in India? 4. Is there information that raises the issue of discrimination against Indian men who have brought shame upon their wives' families? 5. What country information is available concerning false dowry cases being brought against husbands or men in India? 6. Does the information provide the motivation behind such cases: e.g. revenge, retribution, an illegal means of making money? 7. Does the information indicate that a man subjected to serious harm by his wife's family would be unable to seek redress against the perpetrators of the harm he fears through the Indian police and legal system? 8. Does country information indicate that a man who has had a false dowry case brought against him would be unable to seek redress against the perpetrators of the harm he fears through the Indian police and legal system? 9. Is there information available that people would not be able to obtain police protection if they are poor and cannot bribe police?

12 November 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

India: 1. What is the current situation in regard to Indian women who are subjected to domestic violence? 2. How effective is The Domestic Violence Act passed in October 2006? 3. Anything else of relevance?

20 March 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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